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To improve your golf game, it’s vital that you take golf lessons. Golf is a sport that is almost impossible to learn without some sort of guidance. Luckily, there are golf experts around the country whose job it is to teach golf. By taking golf lessons, you can drastically improve your game in a relatively short amount of time. Taking golf lessons can be an expensive, time-consuming effort. And like any good or service that will cost money and require time, you should be careful before you buy.  Golf can be a really costly game to play and it is reasonable to assume that you have invested a fair amount of money in your equipment – golf clubs, golf bag, golf balls, golf clothing, golf cart etc; – therefore doesn’t it make common sense for you to learn how to use them to their advantage and improve your skills and capabilities?

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Wessex Downs Golf Course is a Pay and Play Golf Course located in the Beautiful Countryside of Berkshire. The relaxed atmosphere of the Beenham Course creates the ideal location for Golfers of varying ability, Although the overall terrain of The Wessex Downs Golf Course is moderatley flat, There Is enough hazards to challenge the most skillfull Players.

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Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible – golf’s least understood skill.

Extract from the book:

In many cases putting better is not difficult. In fact it’s often easier than what you are doing now. But whatever your situation I encourage you to finish this chapter then carefully read all of Chapters 11 12 and 13 before deciding what you’re going to do for your putting game. First determine what needs to be fixed and then learn how to fix it before you try to fix it.

10.5 Fifth: Do It !

And when 1 say “Do it ” I mean ” Do it properly 20 000 times.” Note that I didn’t say do it quickly and carelessly a few times then hope for improvement. It takes 10 000 proper repetitions to begin to form a proper habit and 20 000 to ingrain and own it.

Ten thousand repetitions is only 100 reps a night for 100 nights. In less than four months of grooving your stroke to be in-line and square through impact you form a habit that can last a lifetime (with a little occasional maintenance). So many golfers hit balls on the putting green for hours and hours without improving anything honestly believing that they’re working on their putting. But bad practice is worse than no practice. Grooving bad strokes ingrains bad putting habits and ensures poor putting over the long haul.

You also must practice in the proper place. Working on your setup alignment aim and stroke mechanics should be done indoors with learning aids and feedback devices. Don’t practice these fundamentals outdoors on real putting greens if there is no feedback for learning about them on these greens (Figure 10.5.1). And when you’re working on a particular aspect of your stroke mechanics seeing the ball roll on an unknown and unknowable surface can be a serious distraction.

As for feel and touch the only place to practice them is on putting greens playing games and competing getting good feedback on your distance control after every stroke. (All the games drills and other methods for practicing and improving your stroke mechanics as well as touch and feel can be found in the next few chapters.)

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The Long Drive Bible: How You Can Hit the Ball Longer, Straighter, and More Consistently

Extract from the book:

4.6 Putter Path Is a Small Factor

I’m fairly sure there are almost as many different putting paths as there are golfers. And it seems there are as many ways to stand over (address) a putt too. Even for the same golfer each day’s stroke path seems to he different from the last with some golfers changing their paths from straight to breaking putts and changing again from a right-to-left breaker to a left-to-right breaker. Common sense should tell you that changing this often can’t be a good idea; my putting mantra – “simpler is better” – guarantees that the more different putting strokes you employ the worse your problems on the green.

The most practiced putting fundamental is the putter path. However my testing shows that path is actually one of the least significant factors in good putting. Yet when I ask golfers on the practice green what they are working on the most common answer is always “the path of my putter.”

The direction that the putter is moving at the moment of impact has very little influence on the starting direction of a putt: Assuming you make contact on the putter’s sweetspot the degree of influence is only about 17 percent (Figure 4.6.1). That means if the putterface is square to the intended starting line and the putter moves across that line at a 10-degree angle as it makes contact the ball will start only 1.7 degrees off-line (17 percent times 10 degrees equals 1.7 degrees).

So you can make a large error in your stroke path and see only a small error in the starting line of your putt. Another way to think of it is this: On a dead-straight five-foot putt your path could travel along a line aimed 13 inches left of the hole center and the ball would still hit the left edge (Figure 4.6.2) assuming you hit the sweetspot and everything else about your stroke was perfect.

As you will see in section 4.8 putterface angle has more effect on the line a pull starts on than does the putter path. But golfers practice putter path because

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 73 it’s easier for them to see their friends (from whom they take advice) can see it and they don’t know what else to practice. I guess it’s not too hard to understand why their putting doesn’t improve.

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The “Simple Golf” Swing: “Golf for the Rest of Us”

Extract from the book:

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Notice that the left elbow is still locked at this point. The elbow is just crossing the imaginary line that you have created between your eyes and your belly button. Remember, try to stop your elbow at this point. This is the point where your wrists will start to flip through the ball.Also notice the angle between the left arm and the club shaft is almost the same as it was at setup.

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